Our man Clay might finally be getting his hands on a coveted Hultafors axe, but there’s no way it can be as avant-nordic cool as this bizarre splitting axe.I noticed it on Dude I Want That, and even though I don’t have a fireplace…well…dude, I want that!
The handle shaft is deliberately off the center axis, which allows the splitting head to rotate on impact and translate its downward momentum into sideways splitting force.
Maybe the Finns do a really good job of seasoning their firewood, but this thing looks like it splits better than a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. And I love how they just set up their axe demo in the middle of some old city square; I don’t think you could do that in Central Park.
Unfortunately, the Leveraxe costs almost 200 Euros. At that price, splitting wood with a Leveraxe is a meditative exertion I’ll have to enjoy vicariously. If you own one or if you’ve used one, drop me a note and tell me how it works.